Thankful Thoughts with Dakota

Thankful Thoughts with Dakota

With Thanksgiving officially right around the corner, I can’t help but think of turkey, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie (pumpkin everything really), family, football, black Friday and other fall traditions that I couldn’t live without. I think my favorite tradition though, and one I cherish every Thanksgiving, is when we go around the table and say what we are most thankful for. I have so much to be thankful for, truly.

One of the greatest blessings in my life is…can anyone guess? Dakota! That mutt made me a mama (a fur mama anyways), and for that, I am so grateful.

Adopting her 7 years ago was the best thing I ever did, besides marrying Trent. The love I have for this dog is unlike anything. It’s unconditional and so pure.

Dakota has literally seen me through it all these last 7 years; from new relationships to break ups, to traveling, moving, and marrying. She really is woman’s best friend.

When Trent travels I have a watch dog, and a trusty companion. She literally follows me everywhere I go in the house. Sometimes I just need to walk to another room to grab something and, even in her sleepy state, she gets up and follows. I feel bad for her. I always tell her “I’ll be right back, stay put”, but she obviously doesn’t understand what I am saying. LOL! I am thankful for daily walks with her. Even if it’s 10 minutes, just being outside and feeling her joy, is everything to me. She loves a brisk day and has an extra spunky walk with booty shake included.

The other day we were at the park and she found the biggest stick ever. It was literally a branch. She tried carrying it while half dragging on the ground. It was cracking me up, yet she was so proud of herself. She loves this fall (more like winter) weather.  

So, with Dakota being such a special part of my (and our) life, I wanted to treat her to her own Thanksgiving feast. I found these Vita Bone® Artisan Inspired® Turkey Stuffing & Cranberry flavor biscuits at (you can get them at major grocery stores and Walmart). Dakota has “gobbled” them up.

I will say, I am a bit cautious, and I try to only give her the best. I gotta tell you, for a treat, these are pretty up there. They are made with real meat, fruit and veggies, and they DO NOT include Corn, soy, by-products or artificial flavors. Oh, and they are sourced and made right here in the U.S. of A.

If you are a dog mama (or daddy) look no further than these yummy in dogs tummy, Vita Bone biscuits.

Dakota loved them so much that she asked if I’d do a Gobble Gobble Up Vita Bone Giveaway. How can I say no to that little face???

Here is the scoop:

  • I will pick 2, yes 2, winners!
  • Prizing will consist of various Vita Bone treats and swag items.
  • This starts today, Monday, November 6 and will end Monday, November 13.
  • How to enter: Comment on my post, and tell me why you are thankful for your four legged child/friend AND subscribe to With Love, Melanie if you haven’t already. Entrants must be over eighteen years of age in the United States.
  • I will choose a winner at random within 48 hours of the end date.
  • If you are the winner, I will contact you via email (you enter it when you subscribe). From there, you can expect your prize, shipped by Vita Bone, within a week.


Good Luck! Have a pawsatively wonderful day! 

This shop has been compensated by Vita Bone and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ad #vitabone

With Love, Melanie